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Career Ladder talks to UK Workplace Manager at Amnesty International

Q: How did you progress in FM to your current role? I stumbled into the world of Facilities when I started working as Receptionist in a multi-tenanted building, a mix of commercial and office space. I quickly realised I wanted ...

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Working on the front-line: Career Ladder talks to Interserve NHS Domestic Manager, Vanessa Morrison

For this month’s regular column on individual FM careers, we talked to one of the many front-line FM people working for our NHS.  Interserve Domestic Manager Vanessa Morrison runs a team of 219 people delivering catering and domestic services to ...

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Career Ladder talks to Sophie Sibley, environment and energy data analyst at SPIE UK

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I actually started out at SPIE in a temp role after I finished University. During that period, I made sure I spoke with various people in the organisation ...

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Career Ladder talks to Geoff Grateley, former operations director, Intu Retail Services Ltd

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your recent role? I have always had a fascination with buildings, their architecture and how they work. I moved into FM and operations on leaving Manchester University with a town & ...

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Career Ladder talks to Jemma Millward, FM at EMCOR Group (UK) plc

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I fell into FM – my very first role was as a temp on an FM helpdesk in Plymouth (Interserve MoD account). I quickly realised that getting plumbers, ...

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Career Ladder talks to Vacherin’s head of food & development

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I started my career in a front of house role for a well known café in Canberra. I moved there at 17 and needed to pay for my volleyball ...

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Women in engineering – an engineer’s perspective

Frankie Laugier – Davies MSc CIWFM Account Manager at Pareto FM I’ve worked in the FM sector for just over seven years. I graduated from St Andrews University and then went into an FM Apprenticeship in 2012. Since that point ...

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Career Ladder talks to University of Manchester’s Library Space Development Manager

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? Having run businesses in the music sector, I decided to transfer my project management, working with people, event management and marketing experience to the education sector. It was ...

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Career Ladder talks to Signum Facilities Management’s MD

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? Facilities Manager for Doncaster Primary Care Trust. Q: What made you choose FM as a career? I didn’t! It chose me really. I had been working in the NHS for ...

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Career Ladder talks to Pareto’s Francesca Laugier-Davies

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? I applied for an FM apprenticeship with a charity I was volunteering for at the time. Q: What made you choose FM as a career? I wasn’t exactly clear on ...

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